Motivation

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Follow Your Fitness Idols

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

There are tons of round ups of Instagram fitness stars to follow, but depending on the publication and their reader's idea of the 'ideal body', the list is either all long and lean models or hard-core quads of steel body builders. Here are my suggestions of fitties to follow on Instagram now.

The Secret Formula to Success

Carol Stewart | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

Most people who are successful in their particular areas of expertise have not got to where they are overnight. What you see is the polished product and there has been a lot of polishing going on behind the scenes to get there.

"What's wrong with these people?" - Part 1

Dominic Irvine | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Much of our day is made up of a series of habits. From when we get up, the route we take to work and a lot of the things we do at work become habitual.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Gym?

John Lawless | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

The trick is understanding that there are both strong and weak reasons for you finally braving the sweat and toil of gym life; like anything, it's just a case of recognising what a good reason is and what isn't.

Doing the Right Thing Sometimes Requires Extra Help

Susan Leigh | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Susan Leigh

These days we are constantly bombarded with information about the right way to live, what we need to do to support good health, what we should be eating, drinking, best exercise regimens, you'd think that by now we'd be programmed to do the right thing in every area of our lives!

Tempted to Leave Your Job? Maybe You Need More Autonomy at Work.

Charlie Mowat | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Charlie Mowat

I'm particularly interested in autonomy, the need people have to choose and be in control of the things they do. In the workplace, this means a sense of ownership over tasks.

Authoritarian and Motivational Weight Loss Hypnosis Sees Sister Lose Six Stone

Steve Miller | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

"Right now I have to warn you that you are too fat and I am concerned," I explained to my sister. It was the line that made her sit up and listen, and go on to lose six stone. I recall the time I would see my sister struggle because she was carrying too much fat.

Get Up and Never Give Up: Nine Simple Ways to Find Your Mojo After a Set Back

Romy Grace | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Romy Grace

The steps below can help you to regain control of yourself, your emotions and your wellbeing. Maybe you've had a difficult time, or maybe you have just been lazy and want to boost yourself with a new lease of life. No one will do it for you.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

What's Your Definition of Success?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

I recently delivered a talk on the rise of female entrepreneurship. How women were supporting women to achieve, even though it may difficult to gain funding and they may be juggling caring responsibilities alongside their work.

Go on, Pamper Yourself With an All-Weather Walk!

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

It's here again: Blue Monday - the start of the third week in January is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. There's no actual scientific evidence to back this up but it's the kind of theory that feels true whether there's any real science behind it or not.

Four Questions Before You Plan Changes and Resolutions

Susan Leigh | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

It's often the case that people make resolutions for half-baked or even unhelpful reasons. They may think they should use New Year as the opportunity to improve; after all, others are making resolutions, are wanting to lose weight, stop smoking, not drink as much so why not join in?

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

How Can You Keep Your New Year Resolutions?

Lucy Maddox | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

New Year's Resolutions were originally promises to the Roman God Janus, who looked both backwards and forwards in time. Of all of us who make these promises, research suggests only one in five stick to them.

Seven Things Resilient People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Here's the thing: you have to choose what's important to you. To create success, you have to set aside time and make room for it. You have to cut out the negative committee and focus on what really matters to you.

Rocket Man: It's Easy to Watch the Rosetta Mission and Be Impressed, but Why Not Try Your Own Project?

Craig Tickle | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech
Craig Tickle

One of my college lecturers challenged us with what felt like an impossible task - take a picture of the curvature of the Earth, using items costing less than £100.

Enough Is Enough: Why Too Much Motivational 'Stuff' Is Not Good For Your Career or Business Development

Carol Stewart | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

You have to get to the root cause of what is holding you back. You could spend millions chasing your dreams but unless you deal with the root cause, you will be making someone else richer whilst you stay the same.

Why You Won't Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Andy Gibson | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Gibson

Resolutions essentially come into the category of goal-setting. We often make them for things that we have been putting off, such as learning a language or quitting smoking. Quite often they are things for which we have a long-term incentive, like our health or our career prospects, but no reason to do it right now

Keeping Your Staff Motivated During Christmas

Juan Lobato | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

As the holiday season creeps up, for the majority of people this signals a time of celebration and multiple social events, with friends, family, and colleagues.

Top Four Books For an Adventurer's Christmas Stocking

Alastair Macartney | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

This Christmas, the adventurers amongst us will be gazing out of the snow splattered windows, plotting. If we're not currently on an adventure then we know that Christmas is the time for rest and relaxation. This rejuvenation is key as we plot, in our own special way, to take over the world with our hair-brained adventures.

Don't Wait For New Year, Start Now!

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

As a professional coach you might be surprised to hear this but come January 1st I'll be boycotting New Year's resolutions for myself and my clients and that's because I know that making a real commitment to change requires determination and hard work.

Being a Kid Is For Life (Not Just For Christmas)

KatherinePress | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
KatherinePress

Christmas is a time for kids. Kids in the literal, vertically-challenged sense and kids in the metaphorical, inner child sense - for us Big Kids.

Through the Looking Glass - Step Away From the Mirror to Stay Motivated to Exercise

Lee Matthews | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Matthews

Most of us probably think that just using the mirror or jumping on the scales every day to judge how we are shaping-up will inspire us to stick to an exercise plan, but the opposite is usually true - it can actually discourage and demotivate.

Powered by Nature

Andy Middleton | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Andy Middleton

With the privilege of starting again, the one thing that I'd change would be to dream wild change a few years earlier, and laugh more loudly at the folk who say it can't be done. They were never going to try in the first place.

The Value of Motivation in Academia

Aslihan Agaoglu | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aslihan Agaoglu

From time to time, my career in the academia reminds me of my grandmother's cooking. She has the ability to make strange mixture of random ingredients come together and make for a delicious dish. On several occasions when I asked my grandmother how this phenomenon occurs, she lowered her voice and said, "There is a secret ingredient."